Enjoy a fresh, crusty loaf of bread alongside your favorite meal.
Online Jewish Week Columnist
Making your own bread can seem like a daunting task. And when bakeries seem to do it so well, it hardly seems worth the effort.
But let me tell you - it's really not that hard, and it is so worth the effort. Your friends and family will be impressed by your skills before they even cut in to a warm, fresh loaf of whole wheat bread. After that, well, expect some marriage proposals or professions of eternal love.
In 2003, Daniel Libeskind won the design competition for the entire World Trade Center memorial site. He was not well known until then, having only built one major building: the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Many of his original designs for specific buildings on the 9/11memorial site have been altered by other architects chosen to build the specific buildings. But Libeskind, 65, remains the master planner of the site. The Jewish Week caught up with him last week.
Every year for the past decade, the entire continent of Europe has spent the first post-vacation weekend in September celebrating 2,000 years of Jewish culture, from its most ancient aspects to its modern incarnations. There are bagels in Brussels, lectures in Lyon, concerts in Krakow, screenings in Sofia.
It’s the European Day of Jewish Culture: a grassroots, pan-cultural and pan-religious event whose aim is to recover and delve deeper into the richness of the continent’s Jewish heritage.
Q - A few weeks ago an Israeli court is believed to have made history by being the first to allow parents to extract and freeze the ovarian eggs of their recently deceased daughter. I know that's been done with a man's sperm, but this seems to cross an ethical red line, doesn't it?
One of the primary areas in daily life where I strive for piety is in my eating choices. Jewish tradition is rich with wisdom pertinent to our greatest moral problems related to food consumption today: hunger, just labor practices, treatment of animals, fair trade, environmental impact, and access to healthy food options. I have become more interested in exploring the degree to which the lifestyles advised in Chassidic thought can assist the moral life choices of one seeking to eat and consume more justly.